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The Taste of Real Sake in Kyoto: Sake Bar Asakura (with Fluent English Service)

The Taste of Real Sake in Kyoto: Sake Bar Asakura (with Fluent English Service)

“Welcome to the world of REAL SAKE!! Have you ever tasted fruity, rich flavored sake, unpasteurized sake, red sake, amber colored 20+ year old vintage sake? More than 50 kinds of sake is waiting for you… at Nihonshu Sake Bar Asakura”, reads the sign outside. I’m in! How about you? The Taste of Real Sake …

Kyoto Best Cheap Eats: Ootoya Teishoku Restaurant (800 yen)

Kyoto Best Cheap Eats: Ootoya Teishoku Restaurant (800 yen)

Ootoya Gohan-dokoro is conveniently located in the bustling Sanjo-Kawaramachi neighborhood and offers mainly set meals, called teishoku in Japanese, with very good cost performance for tasty and healthy meals. Ootoya’s teishoku meals are mainly rice based and are accompanied by fish, chicken or pork. Fish seems to be the most common. Ootoya Gohan-dokoro (大戸屋 ごはん処) …

Kyoto Best Cheap Eats: Marugame Udon Noodle Restaurant (500 yen)

Kyoto Best Cheap Eats: Marugame Udon Noodle Restaurant (500 yen)

Marugame Seimen is conveniently located in the bustling Sanjo-Kawaramachi neighborhood and offers Kyoto’s best cost performance for tasty, filling and healthy meals. Marugame serves udon noodle dishes and the udon is actually made fresh, right on the premises! No ‘Made in China’ and ‘Defrosted in Kyoto’ budget noodle dishes here! Marugame Seimen (丸亀製麺) is an …

Kyoto Style Ramen and Yatai ‘Night Stand’ Culture: Samata Ramen — CLOSED

Kyoto Style Ramen and Yatai ‘Night Stand’ Culture: Samata Ramen — CLOSED

Samata Now Closed. This place is still a ramen shop but looks pretty unkept from the outside so I haven’t ventured in to check it out. In addition to having the most UNESCO World Heritage Sites in one city, Kyoto is a university town. Ten percent of the population of Kyoto are students, so there …

Izuju: The Best Kyoto Style Sushi in Kyoto

Izuju: The Best Kyoto Style Sushi in Kyoto

Izuju is located just across the street from the gate of Yasaka Shrine. Izuju is tiny, historic and very, very quaint. The third generation owner, Kitamura-san is very open and friendly and knows a great deal about the history of sushi in Kyoto. While the staff at Izuju don’t speak English, they have a pretty …

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